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NHTSA — Visibility: Windshield Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles

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2005 Volvo S40 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 312008

S40 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


Windshield wipers are ineffective. Dealer tried polishing the windshield, replacing the blades, and eventually replaced the windshield. We tried to increase the frequency of cleaning the blades. There was no improvement. Here is a link to a forum for the Volvo S40 T5 that shows that others are having the same problem.

- Ooltewah, TN, USA

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